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Viola rostrata (Longspur violet)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Viola rostrata

Viola rostrata Pursh

Longspur violet, Long-spurred violet, Violette à long éperon

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: VIRO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A leafy-stemmed violet, 4-16 in. tall, with lilac-purple flowers. The blossom’s spur is distinctively long and narrow.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , GA , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Distribution: S.w. Que. & s. NH to MI, s. to n. NJ, PA & WV; also upland to GA & AL
Native Habitat: Rich, limey woods; often associated with hemlocks

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

Additional resources

USDA: Find Viola rostrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola rostrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola rostrata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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